University of New Mexico UIA Fellow

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This position is for a UNM University Innovation Alliance (UIA) Fellow who will bolster the UNM campus’ ability to drive change by assisting senior leaders in scaling collaborative innovation efforts to support student success, working directly on UIA initiatives with other national UIA fellows, and developing and sharing knowledge and skills in student support. The UNM UIA Fellow will manage and coordinate the establishment of key programs in student retention and degree completion and participate in and support strategic planning on student success initiatives. The position offers a talented individual dedicated to providing equitable access to education with the opportunity to develop leadership skills, relationships, experience, and acumen in higher education.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans, develops, implements, and coordinates strategic operational and administrative programs of significance to the organization in the area of student support and success.
  • Establishes and implements short- and long-range goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates programmatic and operational effectiveness, and effects changes required for improvement.
  • Administers, oversees, and coordinates the activities of specific operating programs relative to student success, as appropriate to the objectives of the organization.
  • Collaborates on maintaining staffing necessary to accomplish project goals.
  • Coordinates with and meets regularly with the UIA cross-functional team—developing skills in collaboration, innovation management, shuttle diplomacy, group facilitation, and change management—and applies these skills in institutional projects.
  • Provides strategic advice and consultation, informed by UIA, to leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of student success initiatives.
  • Performs miscellaneous job duties, as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:​​​​​​

  • Capacity to be an effective representative of UNM in University Innovation Alliance activities
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, and administrators
  • Fluent and confident writer and speaker
  • Track record of success in academic and professional settings
  • Demonstrated experience leading a team project to completion
  • Engagement in and commitment to improving access to higher education
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities
  • Capacity to develop skills necessary for leading complex collaborative projects
  • Capacity to rise to challenges in meeting project deadlines and designing creative solutions.
  • Ability to engage in and foster an inclusive and equitable work and learning environment.

How to Apply:

Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Candice Staples, UIA Senior Director of Alliance Engagement. All inquiries related to the application process can be directed to University of New Mexico. 

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